Nature-based Preschool Business Planning Workshop August 3, 2019

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Nature-based Preschool Business Planning Workshop August 3, 2019


Nature-Based Business Planning Workshop: Helping your business take flight

The workshop will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019, 9am-4pm in Manchester, NH at the SEE Science Center. Facilitated by Rachel Larimore & David Catlin. Registration is $135. Presentation handouts, worksheets and business templates, and lunch will be provided.  Please note this registration is in addition to the Nature-Based Early Learning Conference registration. You can register for the conference here.

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Our goal is to help your nature-based or forest preschool dream take flight. This one-day workshop will not only help you get started, but also provide you the road map for accomplishing your vision. We will begin with an overview of the business planning process, then we will guide you on questions to ask and tools to answer those questions—all specific to the unique business needs of nature-based and forest preschools. We will provide specific guidance related to these topics:

·      Key decisions (e.g., mission, goals, administrative model, partnerships)

·      Programming plan (What will the program look and feel like?)

·      Site plan (How do I determine if a site is right for my business?)

·      Building plan (What does the ideal physical space look like and how can I achieve that vision?)

·      Marketing plan (Who is the target market? How do I reach them? How do I identify potential competition?)

·      Operating plan (How do I identify the nuts and bolts of my program such as schedule, registration process, insurance, etc.?)

·      Financial plan (How do I identify and track start-up and operating expenses?)

·      Risk analysis (What might go wrong in my business plan and how might I respond if it does?)

The workshop itself will be a mix of presentations and small-group interaction and problem-solving. All of these activities are designed to ensure you leave the workshop having made substantial progress on your business plan. Yes, you’ll leave with more work to do, but our goal is for you to leave with a clear road map of next steps to quickly and efficiently make your preschool a reality.